[library-media] SIRS Spotlights of the Month

Paula Zsiray paula.zsiray@cache.k12.ut.us
Fri, 1 Nov 2002 10:04:04 -0700


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SPOTLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
November 2002
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SIRS RESEARCHER
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Special education in our nation's schools has become an increasingly
important part of the curriculum. The right of the disabled to
high-quality education is seen as fundamental and our schools are
obligated to provide this basic necessity.  SIRS RESEARCHER SPOTLIGHT OF
THE MONTH, SPECIAL EDUCATION, provides articles that cover the problems
and solutions encountered in special education. Articles include "Poll:
Special Education Gets Decent Grades from Parents," "Special Education
for Everybody?" "Special Education Students May Suffer with High-Stakes
Testing," "The Struggle to Pay for Special Ed" and "Meeting Students'
Special Needs."

SIRS RENAISSANCE
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The SIRS RENAISSANCE NOVEMBER SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH, NATIVE AMERICAN
INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH, celebrates Native American heritage, culture and
art. Amidst the challenges of overcoming obstacles such as stereotyping
and discrimination, many Native Americans triumphantly create literary,
musical and artistic masterpieces that embrace contemporary materials
and perspectives. Other Native Americans actively protect and preserve
traditional forms of dance, craftsmanship and religious practice. Such
traditional and modern perspectives of Native American heritage, art and
culture are explored in articles including "Dancing in Honor of Their
People," "Crow Poets," "American Indian Artists Shatter Stereotypes,"
"Native Canada's Literary History," "Making Faces: Eastern Cherokee
Booger Masks," "BONES: An Aboriginal Dance Opera" and "Powerful
Medicine."

SIRS DISCOVERER
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NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH is the subject of the SIRS
DISCOVERER NOVEMBER SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH. When Europeans first arrived
in North and South America, more than 90 million Native Americans may
have populated the area. Today, that number has dwindled to just over
two million. Individual Native American tribes have their own language,
government and traditions. The history and culture of Native American
people are showcased in articles such as "On the Powwow Highway: Native
Americans Celebrate Their Heritage with Family and Friends," "The
Iroquois: People of the Longhouse," "Turtle Races with Beaver," "North
America's Havasupai," "The Buffalo People" and many more.

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SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH topics are selected mainly from CHASE'S CALENDAR
OF EVENTS. Articles are also accessible within the main database and
remain in the SIRS SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH ARCHIVE for one year. For more
information about SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH on SIRS RESEARCHER, SIRS
RENAISSANCE or SIRS DISCOVERER, call 1-800-232-7477 or visit
www.sirs.com.